July 4, 2022

Essex Zoning Commission sets Jan. 24 Public Hearing for proposed Centerbrook Pastry Shop

ESSEX— The zoning commission has scheduled a Jan. 24 public hearing on a special permit application for a pastry shop in vacant space in the shopping plaza at 31-33 Main St. in the Centerbrook section. The hearing begins at 7 p.m. in the town hall.

William and Jacqueline Von Ahnen of Ivoryton are seeking approval to open a pastry shop in the vacant space on the west side of the small shopping complex. The couple had previously worked at the Copper Beech Inn in Ivoryton and ran a pastry shop as part the now closed DuGlace bistro restaurant in Deep River.

The commission last fall approved a permit for a cheese shop in another space at the four-unit shopping plaza. The Cheese Shop at Centerbrook opened in December. The plaza, which also houses Centerbrook Package Store and Debbie’s Restaurant, is owned by JMB Properties LLC of Cheshire.